Do you like throwing parties? Do you want to make a difference for kids with cancer? We do, too! Join St. Baldrick’s and throw the ultimate shindig for good — a head-shaving event. Read on for five reasons to organize your own amazing event this year.
That’s right — it’s time to take the plunge and register for a St. Baldrick’s event!
Every 2 minutes, a child is diagnosed with cancer.
YOU can make a difference for these kids.
Be a part of the world’s largest volunteer-powered charity for childhood cancer research. Get involved with a St. Baldrick’s event today!
In the spirit of the holidays, we asked some of our Honored Kids what they’re thankful for this year.
Here’s what they had to say. (We hope it makes you smile!)
Today is National Cancer Survivors Day, and we’re bringing you an update on one incredible 9-year-old: Abby. (You might remember her from this video.) Abby’s cancer free today, but for the past year, she’s been battling complications of the bone marrow transplant that saved her life.
Watch the new video to see why cancer free doesn’t mean trouble free.
Last month, 2012 Ambassador Sarah told us how excited she was for her upcoming shave. We were, too — so we filmed it!
When Sarah Swaim says that she knows what kids with cancer are going through, it’s true.
That’s because the three-time shavee is also a two-time childhood cancer survivor.
On January 30, one week before her 10th birthday, Cheyenne was having trouble breathing. After a trip to the local ER, she was air lifted to Children’s Hospital Colorado in Denver.
Her doctors discovered a large, life-threatening tumor blocking her airway. Soon after, Cheyenne was diagnosed with T cell lymphoblastic lymphoma.
Just days after learning her cancer had returned, Ambassador Daisy went in for surgery to remove the tumors on her spine. Her mom, Natalie, shares this update, along with a sweet video message from Daisy to you.
Have you heard? 2016 event registration is now open!You’ve made such a big impact for kids with cancer. Thanks to people like you, St. Baldrick’s funded over $21 million in grants this summer!
But we still have a long way to go to fill the funding gap, and we can’t wait to see the difference you’ll make for kids with cancer in 2016.
This is what it’s all about.
It’s the reason we shave our heads, host events, give money, and rally anyone who will listen.
Watch as our volunteers surprise some recipients of our 2015 Summer Grants with some really good news:
On April 1, 2014, a group of rabbis shaved their heads in honor of Sam, who died from childhood cancer at the age of 8. Since then, 36 Rabbis Shave for the Brave have become one of the top fundraising events in St. Baldrick’s history, raising more than $1 million for children’s cancer research. Sam’s sister, Yael, decided to brave the shave herself — twice! She tells her story.
Yael is raising money to help find cures for kids like Sam. Help Yael reach her $7,200 goal >
My name is Yael Sommer. I am 7 years old. I am a fashionista.
On December 14, 2013, my brother died. His name was Samuel. His favorite movie was “How to Train Your Dragon,” and his favorite animal group was reptiles. I miss him.
My parents shaved their heads because of Sammy. They did it with a lot of their friends, and they did it for kids who have cancer. They raised a lot of money for kids with cancer.
My school was doing a fundraiser for St. Baldrick’s, and some of Sammy’s friends and adults at school decided to shave their heads. My friend Talah and I decided it would be fun to shave our heads, too. We raised a lot of money for the doctors to get medicine for kids with cancer so that they don’t die.
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